Lemanak River Safari

Lemanak River Safari

price from $230

Departure time          : 09:00hrs
Duration                     : 2Days / 1Night
Remarks                      : (2 pax minimum)

A fascinating insight into traditional Sarawak culture and lifestyle

Day 01 : A 225 km car/coach journey takes you through lush green countryside dotted with padi fields, pepper gardens and rubber plantations, and flanked by rugged jungle-clad mountains.  Along the way, stop off at the Serian farmer’s market, visit a pepper garden and view carnivorous pitcher plants.  Stop for lunch at a roadside bazaar deep in Iban country.  Arrive at Lemanak jetty mid-afternoon for a longboat ride up the Lemanak River, passing through typical Borneo countryside with a longhouse tucked behind almost every bend in the river.   Arrive at the Longhouse and visit the “entire village under one roof.”  Dinner, featuring delicious fresh jungle produce.  After dinner, we will proceed for some evening’s entertainment, including traditional dancing, music, games and a glass or two of tuak (rice wine) with the longhouse chief.  The Iban are a fun-loving people, and visitors are expected to join in!  Overnight in the Longhouse.  You will be spending your night at the ruai (the longhouse common room).  As for the washroom / toilet facilities you will be sharing with the Ibans.

Day 02 : After breakfast, enjoy a blowpipe demonstration and try shooting one yourself.  Then take a short walk around the vicinity of the longhouse, and learn about the traditional uses of rainforest plants in Iban culture.  Depart for Kuching via the same route.  Lunch is served en-route.